Antique Persian Kirman Handmade Wool Carpet BB1835 10'7" × 14'7" $40,000
A decorative early 20th century Persian Kirman (Kerman) antique rug, the midnight blue field with a stylized palmette, flower head and flowering vine trellis overall within a playful camel palmette and vinery border.
During the sixteenth century, Shah Abbas I reportedly gave antique Kirman rugs embroidered with gold and silver thread as tribute to the Ottoman Court. The fame of these oriental weavings rapidly spread across Western Europe. From the mid sixteenth century through the eighteenth century, the city of Kirman was celebrated for ‘vase’ carpets, a term deriving from the depiction of vase motifs in many examples woven there.
By the nineteenth century, Kirman was recognized for exceptional oriental Persian rugs in the best Persian tradition. Antique Persian Kirman carpets in NYC of this period, especially the Lavar group woven in the town of Ravar, are known for their fine weave, delicate drawing, incomparable range of color, and are still much in demand today.
Antique Persian Kirman Handmade Wool Carpet BB1835